Karlamon
Animation Source newsJuly 22, 2017
The History of THE FOX AND THE HOUND

 

The Fox and the Hound isn’t exactly the most fondly remembered film according to Disney, which explains the lack of proper behind-the-scenes documentary. Luckily though, a devoted fan by the name of Adam Zanzie emailed us his insightful video essay on the 1981 animated feature, which we are pleased to feature on the site (embedded below).

Zanzie was originally going to make this a feature-length documentary, but a expensive rights price prevented this. Nevertheless, this 15-minute video details the film’s intense and troubled production cycle, based on conversations he [...]

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Animation Source newsJuly 17, 2017
D23 Expo 2017 roundup

 

D23 Expo 2017
[Disney]

Greetings, fellow Disney fans! It was that time once again for the grand D23 Expo, which took place this year from July 14 to 16. This is Disney’s bi-annual convention which showcases many of their upcoming projects. Whether it’s Disney, Marvel, or Star Wars, theres always bound to be something to get hyped for with these announcements from the Magic Kingdom!

Walt Disney Studios Release Schedule: 2017-2019
[Image credit: Comic Book Cast]

For this article, I’ll primarily be focusing on the animation aspects of the convention, and will briefly talk about the live-action productions, with research [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsJuly 15, 2017
The Art of My Little Pony: The Movie preview!

 

HELLO BRONIES AND PEGASISTERS!

The Art of My Little Pony: The Movie
[Hasbro / VIZ Media LLC]

With My Little Pony: The Movie coming close to release, more details of The Art of My Little Pony: The Movie have surfaced. Nakou has been presenting some of the art book sneak peeks on the French side, so I thought it would be neat to show them here for us English users!


First we have reference sheets of the Mane Six, each with their own description. I have created a page dedicated to character concept art that features these.

EquestriaCreatedFluttershyApplejackRarityRainbow Dash


There is also background concept art of Canterlot, and the land beyond Equestria. Like with [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsJuly 13, 2017
Nostalgia Critic - Cats Don't Dance

 

This year he reviewed Balto, and now this? It seems like Channel Awesome’s Nostalgia Critic (played by Doug Walker) has reviewed yet another animated movie featured on Animation Source. This time it’s the much-requested Warner Bros. cult favourite Cats Don’t Dance! This episode is a much-shorter editorial-like review to see if the movie holds up well, and he admits liking as a good kid’s film.


[Warning: Video contains some profanity.]
[Review beings at 0:35 after PSA on the FCC.]

It is however strange to think that Doug would end up actually reviewing Cats [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsJuly 06, 2017
Beauty and the Beast Source is open!

 

BONJOUR, ANIMATION SOURCE!

We welcome you to Be Our Guest in our newest addition to the English side; Beauty and the Beast Source!

Beauty and the Beast Source

This site is dedicated to Disney’s 1991 animated masterpiece, the first animated feature in history to be nominated the Academy Award for Best Picture! We have everything you could want from a Beauty and the Beast fan site. Lots of information, lyrics to the iconic songs, beautiful screenshots, character details, VHS/DVD/Blu-ray and soundtrack info. And yes, even the sequels including The Enchanted Christmas and the much-despised [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsJuly 05, 2017
Despicable Me 3 - Good or Bad?

 

Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me franchise is still going strong. After two highly-successful main entries and huge cash piles with a Minions spinoff, Gru and his family are back on a third mission in Despicable Me 3! Now fresh in cinemas, does it match the critical and financial success of it’s predecessors?

Despicable Me 3
[Universal Pictures]

Well in terms of reception, it doesn’t seem to reaching that level thanks to mixed reviews, but that defiantly doesn’t mean the movie is bad. Hovering between “Fresh” and “Rotten” above the 60% mark on [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsJune 29, 2017
My Little Pony: The Movie - Official Trailer

 

HELLO EVERYPONY!

My Little Pony: The Movie
[Lionsgate]

Here on Animation Source and My Little Pony Source, we are pleased to announce that the first full-length trailer of My Little Pony: The Movie has finally been released online! This trailer will also be attached to screenings of Despicable Me 3.

While I haven’t been caught up on the series, I will say the effort put in is pretty commendable. This is especially evident with the upgraded animation. Instead of the usual Flash animation in the show, they’re using Toon Boom Harmony (the same animation software used for The Princess and [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsJune 28, 2017
ASN: Captain Underpants, Cars 3 and many trailers

 

Ferdinand
[20th Century Fox]

Greetings everyone of Animation Source! I do apologise for my lack of articles lately. This was due to studies and personal life getting in the way. But now I have time after over a month’s absence to write something for the English side. I’ll be looking into how Captain Underpants and Cars 3 are doing in cinemas, and look at new trailers for The Emoji Movie, The Nut Job 2, Despicable Me 3, Coco, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, and Ferdinand.


Captain Underpants - Pleasing critics in the name of underwear!

He's faster than a speeding waistband, more [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsMay 04, 2017
ASN 25: Frozen 2, Cars 3, The Star

 

The Star
[Sony Pictures]

Hi everyone! After a lengthy absence, I’ve found the time to update you readers with some animation news for this week’s AniSource News (I’ll explain the name change at the end of this article). This week, I’ll look into Disney’s big plans which includes Frozen 2, then I’ll look into the newest trailer for Cars 3, and finally we get our first look at characters from The Star.


Disney’s big plans - Frozen 2, The Lion King remake, and more!

It’s a fact; Disney is dominating 2019. As part of their new schedule, the [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsApril 22, 2017
Cats Don't Dance 20th Anniversary project!

 

Happy 20th Aniversary to Cat's Don't Dance!
[Image by Nakou]

Happy 20th Anniversary to Cats Don't Dance!

♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪

It's time for us to present the many fantastic entries to the Cats Don't Dance 20th Anniversary Project! Teaming up with the French side, we were able to gather 17 creations (13 drawings and 4 images) from 10 unique users for as well as 5 participants in the collaborative project!

We boldly thank all our participants for [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsApril 13, 2017
WN 24: Smurfs, MLP Movie, Invader Zim

 

My Little Pony: The Movie
[Lionsgate]

Hello readers! There’s not much animation news to report on this week’s Weekly News, but I do have a few news stories to provide. This being how Smurfs: The Lost Village is performing in theatres, the first teaser trailer of My Little Pony: The Movie, and the surprise comeback of Invader Zim.


Smurfs: The Lost Village is disappointingly blue

With Smurfs: The Lost Village, Sony Pictures Animation has been hoping this reboot will redeem the franchise after their two terrible live-action views. Unfortunately, it’s not looking too smurfy when it comes to the [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsApril 04, 2017
WN 23: Boss Baby, Ferdinand, Leap!, CinemaCon

 

Ferdinand
[20th Century Fox]

Greetings fellows! In this week’s Weekly News, we’ll look at how critics are reacting to DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby, the first trailer of Blue Sky’s Ferdinand, a delay in the US release of Leap!, and what Paramount and STX had in store for animation at CinemaCon!


The Boss Baby is a mixed doody

Alec Baldwin is a baby! That seems to be the big selling point of DreamWorks’ new comedy The Boss Baby, which is based on the picture book of the same name by Marla Frazee. Now that the movie has been released, the reactions are pretty [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsApril 01, 2017
Lion King remake to crossover with Star Wars!

 

Disney is well underway in making a live-action/CGI remake of The Lion King, and it has just been announced by the Mouse House that there will be an interesting twist. It turns out this incarnation will be crossing over with the Star Wars universe!

Mufasa and Darth Vader[Disney/Lucasfilm]

The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm made the surprise announcement that it’ll be combining two of their biggest franchises into one epic feature. Sources report that the massive box office success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and the recent Disney live-action remakes convinced Disney that [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsMarch 27, 2017
WN 22: Boss Baby, Captain Underpants, DuckTales

 

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
[DreamWorks Animation]

Tra-la-laaaaaa! I hear-by welcome you all to this weeks Weekly News, the section where I talk about the latest animation news! This week we’ll look into two new DreamWorks trailers, those being The Boss Baby and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, plus we look at the soundtrack of DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp getting a CD release!


The Boss Baby Trailer #2 - A Tale NOT As Old As Time

DreamWorks Animation’s newest comedy The Boss Baby is only days away from release. The studio has released a new trailer in front of [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsMarch 20, 2017
WN 21: A ton of trailers, SpongeBob SquarePants

 

Despicable Me 3
[Universal Pictures]

Greetings readers. My oh my, this is gonna be a big Weekly News, because with the release of a rather pointless live-action Beauty and the Beast remake, we have been flooded with so many of animated movie trailers up to the point that it’s ridiculous! This includes Smurfs: The Lost Village, Ballerina/Leap!, Despicable Me 3, Coco, and Early Man. After that, I’ll talk about some unfortunate news regarding SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg.


Smurfs: The Lost Village - Official “Lost” Trailer

First up is the new trailer of Sony [...]

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steet
TaleSpin Source newsMarch 15, 2017
Disney Afternoon Collection on PS4 and XBox One!

 

I don't often post on TaleSpin Source these days, but this is quite important!

Disner Afternoon video games collection

Disney will release a "remastered" collection of the 6 NES Disney Afternoon titles on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The list is :

  • Ducktales 1 & 2
  • Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers 1 & 2
  • Darkwing Duck
  • TaleSpin! (Am I glad they didn't "forget" it!)

Not only that, but the collection includes some "behind the scenes" modelsheets of the series!!

I'm pretty sure this is in anticipation of the upcoming new Ducktales series, but I'm glad the other series are getting some of the nostalgia [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsMarch 14, 2017
WN 20: Larrikins, Tangled: The Series

 

Tangled: The Series
[Disney]

Hello guys, and welcome to another Weekly News. There was little to report on this week, but I will be talking about the unfortunate cancelation of DreamWorks’ Larrikins, and new details on Tangled: The Series.


DreamWorks kills off Larrikins

We are sad to report that another future project from DreamWorks Animation, Larrikins, has officially been put on the chopping block. This is the second DreamWorks project to be canceled following the Comcast/NBCUniversal buyout, the first being The Croods 2.

Larrikins
[Peter de Sève]

Larrikins, originally scheduled for [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsMarch 07, 2017
WN 19: Cats Donĺt Dance, Spark, Trolls 2, DuckTale

 

DuckTales
[Disney]

Hello, Animation Source! Once again I apologise for the late Weekly News, because studies and illness have gotten in the way. But finally, I have plenty of news for report on! This will include Cats Don’t Dance’s screening on the TCL Chinese Theatres, the announcement of Trolls 2, and new previews for Spark: A Space Tail, the DuckTales reboot, and Tangled: Before Ever After.


Cats Don’t Dance to screen at the TCL Chinese Theatres

Just in time for the 20th anniversary, the Warner Bros. cult classic Cats Don’t Dance is coming back to the big screen [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsMarch 03, 2017
Bolt Source updates!

 

HEELLLOOO BOLT FANS!

Bolt
[Disney]

As you may know, things have been relatively quiet on Bolt Source with very few updates. Well no need to worry, becuase I have some good news for you fans! With some spare time, I have given the site a big overhaul to make it better, and even more fully be-awesome!

Here is a list of all the updates I have provided to Bolt Source:


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Karlamon
Animation Source newsFebruary 27, 2017
WN 18: Zootopia, Rock Dog

 

Zootopia
[Disney]

Greetings users of Animation Source! Sorry if this entry of Weekly News is a bit late, and theres very few news to report on yet again, but I have managed to gather a few. For this one, I look into Zootopia winning the Academy Award, and how Rock Dog is performing in the US.


Zootopia wins the Academy Award

What a surprise. As everyone predicted, Zootopia has been awarded the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences!

Zootopia
[Disney]

With this win, it means that The Walt Disney Company has won the Best Animated [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsFebruary 19, 2017
WN 17: Kubo and the Two Strings wins the BAFTA

 

Kubo and the Two Strings
[Focus Features]

Welcome to the Weekly News… well, kinda. To be honest, there was very little animation news to report on this week, down to the point where theres only one noteworthy story. That one would be Kubo and the Two String’s win at the BAFTA Awards.


Kubo and the Two Strings wins the BAFTA Award

While we all patiently wait for the Academy Awards, it’s Britain’s turn to deliver film awards. On February 12, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA for short) presented the 70th British Academy Film Awards in Royal Albert Hall of London. [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsFebruary 15, 2017
The 2017 Valentines Project entires/New project!

 

HAPPY VALENTINES EVERYONE!

Ais
[Image by Figa]

It’s that day of the year where a bit of love and kindness is shared around the world. On Animation Source, especially on the French side, Valentines Day is commonly celebrated with fan pairings being created in drawings and images. For the first time, the English side joined in with the French side for the first time in a Valentines project like this, and we have a lot of impressive entries to get through.

I have loosely adapted this article from Nakou’s French-side article. You should also give that a look as it has many [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsFebruary 13, 2017
Over the Hedge Source is open!

 

Hello fellow users of Animation Source! It is my pleasure to announce that we have opened the newest addition to our AS sites.

Over the Hedge Source

I present to you Over the Hedge Source, dedicated to the 2006 comedy by DreamWorks Animation! It is our third site based upon a DreamWorks franchise, following Spirit Source and How to Train Your Dragon Source.

This has been a pet project that I had been working on for some time. As you probably know, Over the Hedge is one of my favourite animated movies. Being a big fan myself, I wanted to do justice to the film by giving it it’s own special place [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsFebruary 12, 2017
WN 16: Lego Batman, Lego Ninjago, MLP Movie

 

The Lego Ninjago Movie
[Warner Bros. Pictures]

Welcome to another batch of Weekly News! For this one, we’ll look into how critics are reacting to The Lego Batman Movie, the first trailer of The Lego Ninjago Movie, a bunch of TV show trailers (Tangled: Before Ever After, Dragons: Race to the Edge, and the Samurai Jack revival) and finally some new characters for My Little Pony: The Movie.


Everything is still awesome in The Lego Batman Movie

Holy bricks, Batman! Critics are loving this movie!

The Lego Batman Movie
[Warner Bros. Pictures]

As you probably have known, 2016 was a rather lacklustre year for DC movies, [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsFebruary 08, 2017
Animation Source goes MOBILE!

 

Ten years ago, while riding a train, I had an idea : why not making a WAP version of Balto Source? It would be very nice to see the latest fanarts whenever, wherever!

Mobile Animation Source

Even though this never happened, I'm glad to announce Animation Source is now mobile friendly!

It's exactly the same site, with all the same functionalities (thanks to responsive design), just with things resized and moved so it's more practical.

Of course it's not perfect yet, I'm still fixing things but it's already much easier to browse the site on a phone or tablet!

On a side note, I've also made quite a lot [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsFebruary 05, 2017
WN 15: Balto, Annies, Arctic Justice, Lego Movie

 

Balto
[Universal Pictures]

This week in the Weekly News, I have plenty of news to discuss about here.. I’ll talk about the Balto trilogy arriving on Netflix, the winners of the 44th Annie Awards, a new animated talking animal movie titled Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad, and The Lego Movie Sequel getting a new director.


Balto arrives on Netflix
(and we got mentioned on a big news site?)

It’s time to Reach for the Light once again, because the Balto trilogy is now available to watch on the streaming service Netflix!

The Balto trilogy on Netflix
[Universal Pictures/Netflix]

Starting from February 1, US [...]

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Animation Source newsFebruary 01, 2017
Riding Free News

 

Spirit

 

New video with more information on the "Spirit: Riding Free" series.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXwS242oVfI

 

Apparently, the buckskin character featured is not in fact Spirit himself, but a mustang of the same name (this was done for copyright reasons).

 

There are many more models, characters from the series. Interestingly, (alongside the fact that the three main horse characters are a buckskin, paint and palomino - like Spirit, Rain and Esperanza) some of these other characters seem to resemble (in basic design) characters from the book series [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsJanuary 29, 2017
WN 14: Oscars, Illumination, Samurai Jack

 

Samurai Jack
[Cartoon Network]

It’s time for the latest animation news! In this week’s Weekly News, we'll  look into the animation nominees of the 89th Academy Awards, Illumination Entertainment and their big plans for sequels, and the new premiere date of the long-awaited Samurai Jack revival.


Animation at the 89th Academy Awards

Now that the Golden Globes are out of the way, it’s now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ turn to honour the best of cinema with the 89th Academy Awards. As predicted, La La Land is a favourite among the Academy with 14 [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsJanuary 23, 2017
Server maintenance tomorrow *DONE*

 

UPDATE : There you go, all the Animation Source sites now implement HTTPS so they're more secure!

Also, they now support HTTP/2 which makes page loading faster. It's very noticeable on the film galleries pages, for example!

 

Server maintenance

The site won't be available for a short amount of time tomorrow morning (or late this night, for American folks), as I need to perform some updates.

This includes security updates, HTTPS support and HTTP/2.

I'll update this news once it's done!

[...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsJanuary 22, 2017
WN 13: Sony Pictures Animation, The Nut Job 2

 

Smurfs: The Lost Village
[Sony Pictures]

Welcome to a special Weekly News! Boy, do I have plenty this week, because Sony Pictures Animation has a bucketload of announcements for me to talk about here. Also this week, I’ll also discuss about the new trailer for The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature. Lets dig in!



Sony Pictures Animation’s release slate

Sony Pictures Animation

Sony Pictures Animation makes a big comeback this year and beyond! On Wednesday at their Culver City campus, the studio released new details of their diverse slate of upcoming animated features. I took a look at the complete list, and will break-down [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsJanuary 15, 2017
WN 12: Zootopia, Tangled, Cars 3, DreamWorks

 

Tangled: The Series
[Disney]

Welcome everyone to this week’s Weekly News, your source for the latest animation news every Sunday! I have plenty to talk about, so we’ll look into the big animation winner of the Golden Globes, new promotional videos for Tangled: Before Ever After and Cars 3, the new president of DreamWorks Animation, and new details of My Little Pony: The Movie.


Zootopia wins the Golden Globe

January 8 was the night the 2017 Golden Globes took place, which honours the best in Hollywood. The musical phenomena La La Land set a Golden Globe record for the most wins in an event, [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsJanuary 10, 2017
Join the 2017 Valentines Day projects today!

 

We’re pleased to launch this year’s Valentines Day projects!

Care Bears!
[Nelvana]

Hang on a minute! Isn’t it too early to celebrate Valentines? Well, true, but we’re announcing two exciting community projects to celebrate this year’s day of love, both of which we’ll be participating with French-side users. These include:


The Surprise project

Hosted by Nakou, this is where you gift a drawing to a user and receive one back from another user! Registration closes January 17, and submission deadline is February 11. Rules and registration can be found [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsJanuary 08, 2017
WN 11: Leap!, Cars 3, Spider-Man

 

Cars 3
[Disney/Pixar]

Greetings, and I welcome you to the first Weekly News of 2017! I’m not sure if I can call it “Weekly News” anymore since I skipped a week for another certain article, but who cares anyway? I’m back on track with new animation news stories, this week with the trailer of Ballerina/Leap!, new promotional videos for Cars 3, and a possible different Spider-Man in Sony’s upcoming animated movie of the superhero.


Ballerina / Leap! - Trailer #1

A French-Canadian animated feature is getting a theatrical release in the United States by The [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsJanuary 03, 2017
Secret Santa 2016 - The Gifts Are In!

 

Secret Santa!
[Walt Disney Pictures]

Well guys, the entries for the 2016 Secret Santa Project are in, and we’re ready to show them. This marks as the first time where both English-side and French-side users of Animation Source participate together in a project, with a total of 27 users participating!

I have adapted this article from Nakou’s 2016 Secret Santa article on the French side. Lets begin unwrapping, and see what gifts have been delivered!

If one of your creations does not appear in the article, please contact me with the link via PM.​


Anna Andersson [...]

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Karlamon
Animation Source newsJanuary 01, 2017
Looking Forward - The Animated Features of 2017

 

Looking Forward - The Animated Features of 2017

Hello everyone, and welcome to the new year of 2017! Instead of the usual Weekly News (there’s honestly barely anything to report this week), I have decided to do another special article where I list all the major theatrical animated releases that are coming out this year.

The release dates are based on the 2017 schedule on Box Office Mojo. Please note that this list is not final, as some movies may have a title or date change in the future.

Grab your calendar, and lets dive in!


The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Batman Movie

  • Director: Chris McKay
  • Writer: Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Studios: [...]

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